Track team takes championship

According to GSUtiger.com, Grambling State rallied on the final day to move from third to champions in the 2010 Men’s Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships despite miserable weather conditions.

During the final day push in running events, GSU claimed third place outdistancing Arkansas-Pine Bluff and the Golden Lions’ dominating performance in the field events. GSU finished with 135.5 points, compared to 120 for UAPB. Jackson State and Alabama State tied for third with 111 team points. The top four were followed by Prairie View (97.5), Mississippi Valley State (61), Texas Southern (57), Southern (47.5), Alabama A&M (41.5), and Alcorn State (31). Grambling’s Bertram Lovell was named Coach of the Year.

Individually, GSU’s Darwin Price earned outstanding performer in the track events being awarded MVP and accounting for 28 points for the champion Tigers.

Price won the 3,000m steeplechase, finished second in the 1,500 meters, third in the 800 meters, and eighth in the 5,000 meters.
“It feels good bringing in the win for Grambling, even though we won the championship as a team,” said Price.